The first of two planned paid parental leave expansions for 2023 passes the Senate

Karen Barlow
Updated March 6 2023 - 5:00pm, first published 11:20am
Senator David Pocock. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Senator David Pocock. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Albanese government's expansion of paid parental leave has passed the Senate, after a failed attempt to exempt small businesses from the burden of the measure's administration.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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